Peter Pan

Working with local students from Nottingham Academy,  the Community Orchard at St Ann’s Allotments was transformed into a living stage – for a unique outdoor performance of JM Barrie’s Peter Pan. The audience was guided from scene to scene around the orchard by none other than Tinkerbell.

Nott Ballet

Our dance projects have given lots of young people in the area the chance to learn ballet and work with world renowned dancers. These projects and workshops brought together the talented young people in our area and enabled them to work with organisations like Birmingham Royal Ballet, Dance4, Nottingham Arts Theatre, CRS, and Theatre Royal Nottingham, as well as local artists, including the photographer David Severn and filmmakers We are Caravan. Starting in 2013 with Nott Ballet right through to the recent Nott Romeo and Juliet, several young people have gone on to train professionally after taking part.

Read the Arts Council England case study of Nott Romeo and Juliet.


The world famous photographer Rankin came to St Ann’s Allotments in 2014 as part of the national Museums at Night event. Most people think of museums as being indoors, but St Ann’s Allotments is a living museum, encompassing over 600 years of Nottingham history, as well as 670 individual allotment gardens enjoyed by local people. We wanted to show off this hidden gem and Museums at Night was an amazing opportunity to do just that, through the lens of one of the most influential photographers of the 21st century.